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FaceTime Tips

FaceTime Tips

FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you’re ready to go. Whether you’re talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls(…)

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Messages Tips

Messages Tips

Message is the built-in chat client included with OS X. You can use it to send messages using iMessage, or one of many third party messaging services. Setting up accounts If you have an Apple ID, you already have an iMessage account you can use to send and receive messages. Your Apple ID is usually(…)

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Continuity Tips

Continuity Tips

Connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac using Continuity Continuity lets you seamlessly move between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, or use them together. Continuity features include Handoff, Phone Calling, Instant Hotspot, and SMS. You can start an email or document on iPhone, for example, and then pick up where you left off on(…)

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Shuffle Wallpapers

Shuffle Wallpapers

Mac OS X offers a great solution for this, as it has the option to automatically shuffle wallpapers in the set period of time. Simply follow these instructions: 1.)   Click on Apple menu (Apple icon in the top left corner of the screen). 2.)   Select “System Preferences”. 3.)   Choose “Desktop & Screen Saver”. 4.)   Check the “Change picture” option and select(…)

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Manually Migrating Data

Manually Migrating Data

If your computer is too old to work with Migration Assistant, you can manually copy your data from one computer to another using these steps. Migration Assistant is the easiest way to move users, documents, computer settings and other items from an older computer to your new Mac. You can use it to migrate data from(…)

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Finding your OS

Finding your OS

To get the latest enhancements and security updates, you should use the latest version of OS X. You can install updates you can install updates from the Mac App Store, from Software Update, or from the Apple Support website. To find build numbers for the version of OS X that came with your computer, refer to MacOS/OS X versions(…)

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Wirelessly Mirror

Wirelessly Mirror

AirPlay Mirroring lets you send what’s on your Mac to an HDTV wirelessly with Apple TV. If your Mac supports AirPlay Mirroring, an AirPlay Mirroring status icon appears in the menu bar when an Apple TV is on the same network as your Mac. For information about Mac and Apple TV requirements to use AirPlay(…)

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The Dock on Multiple Displays

In Mavericks, the Dock can automatically appear on a secondary display if you drag your mouse to the bottom of the screen on the secondary monitor (this will cause the Dock to switch displays from the primary display). Unfortunately, this can get annoying if you’re not used to this behavior. A simple fix is to(…)

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Quickly Turn Off Notifications

Notifications are great, but sometimes they can really be annoying. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to ensure that you get no notifications for the entire day. All you have to do is hold down the Option key on your keyboard while you click the Notification Center icon in your Menubar. Optionally, you can open the(…)

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Turn off Away Notifications

Notifications in Mavericks now appear on your lock screen to show you items that happened while you were away. This new feature can be annoying, especially when you open your MacBook in a meeting, only to see multiple Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus notifications appear on your screen. Fortunately, you can correct this by opening(…)

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Turn off App Nap

App Nap is a brand-new feature of Mavericks that reduces resources for apps in the background, in hopes that they will reduce power consumption. However, some apps may behave poorly with this new feature. If you notice erratic behavior from your backgrounded apps, you can turn off App Nap on a per-app basis by opening(…)

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Fixing Multiple Menubars and Spaces

One of the biggest potential annoyances with Mavericks and a second connected display is that the OS X Menubar is available on all displays, and not just the primary one. Fortunately, Apple has included a way to turn this off, and it fixes a second annoyance. To do this, visit System Preferences > Mission Control,(…)

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Speed Up Your Mac

Speed Up Your Mac

1. Clearing Your Desktop Your desktop plays a part in how long it takes for you to boot the system because it’s the first screen that it has to load up. As much as possible, try to keep it simple by minimizing the number of icons from the dock and clearing up the amount of files you can see. You(…)

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Disable Startup Sound

Disable Startup Sound

OS X users can name a hundred features off the bat that they love about the operating system, but the startup chime isn’t likely to be on that list. It’s hard to say just how many versions of OS X have gone by with consistent hate for its startup sound, but it remains a problem(…)

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Check Service and Support Coverage

Check Service and Support Coverage

Your Service and Support Coverage. Review your Apple warranty status and eligibility for support and extended

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About This Mac window

You can use the About This Mac window to find your computer’s serial number when started up from MacOS/OS X. Follow these steps: Choose About This Mac from the Apple Menu. Double-click the version text, for example “Version 10.+”. Your computer’s serial number now appears where the version text had been. Note: Some earlier MacOS/OS(…)

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How to find the serial number ?

If the product is with you and can start upDepending on the product, you can find your serial number: On the surface of the product Within the product’s software (such as from the About This Mac window) In iTunes (for products that sync with iTunes) If the product is not with you or won’t start(…)

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Connect your camera or camcorder

Digital cameras and camcorders allow you to capture memorable events. Learn how to import your photos and videos from your camera or camcorder. Digital cameras With iPhoto, you can organize, edit, and share your photos. Your friends and family may enjoy your vacation videos even more after you edit the footage in iMovie. If your(…)

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Playing music with AirPlay

How to use AirPlay Just plug your stereo system or speakers into the audio port on your AirPort Express using an audio cable or have your AirPlay-enabled output devices connect to the same local network as your iTunes library. When you open iTunes 10 or later on your Mac or PC, you’ll see an AirPlay(…)

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Check spelling and grammar

In many Mac OS X applications you can check spelling, or both spelling and grammar, in documents such as TextEdit files or email messages. Note: Many applications have some, but not all, of the spelling and grammar options. For example, in some applications the Edit menu has a “Spelling” option instead of a “Spelling and(…)

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Check external devices

If you are using an external networking device, such as a hub or a router, and are having trouble connecting to the Internet, there may be problems with your devices or cables. Check that all the devices you are using are turned on and have started up completely. Make sure all cables related to the(…)

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Restart an external device

If you have a network device, such as a hub or router, connected to your computer, and you are having problems, you might be able to correct the problem by restarting the device. See the documentation that came with the device if you don’t know how to restart it. It often helps to wait a(…)

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View slideshows within Finder

View slideshows within Finder

Open Finder and select any group of files or images that you have. Say you have 100 photos in your pictures folder. Go ahead and go to the finder menu and click edit > select all or you can just drag your mouse cursor to select all files. From there you have a couple options(…)

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Desktop

Desktop

Elements of the desktop Apple menu () – Access Software Update, System Preferences, Sleep, Shut Down, and more. Application menu – Contains menus for the application you’re currently using. The name of the application appears in bold next to the Apple menu. Menu bar – Contains the Apple menu, active application menu, status menus, menu(…)

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TextEdit

TextEdit

TextEdit lets you create all kinds of text documents. It includes tools to format and layout your page, edit and stylize text, check spelling, create tables and lists, import graphics, work with HTML, and even add music and movie files. Here are some of the things you can do in TextEdit. TextEdit does more than(…)

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